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Statin formulations suggested for adults with swallowing difficulties

1 July 2021A range of statins are suitable for adults with swallowing difficulties.

Is there an interaction between erythromycin and statins?

2 October 2020This updated Medicines Q&A evaluates the evidence for an interaction between erythromycin and statins. Summary: Erythromycin raises the plasma levels of statins which are metabolised…

Safety in Lactation: Drugs for hyperlipidaemias

25 September 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. There is no evidence for the…

Can miconazole oral gel be used by patients taking a statin?

27 August 2019This updated Medicines Q&A explores the evidence for the interaction between miconazole oral gel and statins. Summary Miconazole is an azole antifungal which inhibits CYP450…

Should patients on statins take Coenzyme Q10 supplementation to reduce the risk of statin-induced myopathy?

28 March 2019This updated Medicines Q&A evaluates the available evidence on the use of coenzyme Q10 supplementation to reduce the risk of statin-induced myopathy. There is some…
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Medicine Compliance Aid Stability

LipitorPfizer Ltd

Pfizer Ltd
Lipitor
Tablets f/c 10mg, 20mg, 40mg, 80mg
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
Airtight container
Protect from light
Store in well-closed containers. Protect from light.
9 November 2015

Lactation Safety Information

No
Bile acid sequestrants (if appropriate)
No published evidence of safety
Possible impact on neonatal development
Serious adverse effects reported in adults
29 July 2020